The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra in Houston announced that it has added a new program, Club ROCO, for tweens and teens. The program for children aged 10 to 14 will include tickets to a ROCO concert with their families, followed by pizza and games and a chance to meet orchestra musicians. The program expands upon the orchestra’s existing ROCO Rooters music-education and childcare program for younger children; both programs are designed to make it easier for families with children to attend concerts. Club ROCO’s inaugural event will be the February 13 “Conductorless!” concert at Houston’s Church of St. John the Divine, featuring performances of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, Chen Yi’s Shuo, abd Bach’s Piano Concerto in D Minor, with pianist Simone Dinnerstein. In addition to its regular concert schedule and family programs, ROCO’s other activities include “Music Tastings,” pairing music performance and wine or beer samplings; salon concerts in private homes; and community engagement efforts such as food drives.
Posted January 27, 2010